Big Bash League

Sydney Thunder BBL Final 2016 The Big Bash League is Australia’s premier domestic Twenty20 cricket competition.

Riding on the success of the Indian Premier League, the Big Bash was formed in 2011 with eight teams based in six cities. Sydney and Melbourne were both given two teams, while Brisbane, Hobart, Adelaide and Perth have the single team each.

The most recent champions of the BBL are the Adelaide Strikers brought, who brought up their maiden title after beating the Hobart Hurricanes at the Adelaide Oval in the final.

The inaugural Big Bash League was won by the Sydney Sixers, who recorded a seven-wicket win over Perth Scorchers at the WACA.

The Brisbane Heat, under the tutelage of Darren Lehmann, won the second edition, before the Perth Scorchers went back-to-back in 2013-14 and 2014-15.

The Sydney Thunder won their maiden title in 2015-16 after enduring a torrid first four seasons from which they reaped three wooden spoons and no finals appearances.

The Perth Scorchers then brought up a third title in the 2016-17 season, defeating the Sydney Sixers at the WACA by nine wickets.

Fixtures
The fixtures for the 2018-19 season are yet to be announced, although if last year is any guide, we can expect them to be revealed sometime around August. With a new broadcast deal coming into effect for the next season, we may see some significant differences in scheduling to what has been the case in previous years.

In 2017-18, the season started on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, with the final regular season match played on Saturday, January 27, 2018. The semi-finals were played on Thursday, February 1 and Friday February 2, with the final contested on Sunday, February 4, won by the Strikers.

Full Big Bash League Fixture List

Teams
The eight teams that feature in the Big Bash League are:

Adelaide Strikers, Brisbane Heat, Hobart Hurricanes, Melbourne Renegades, Melbourne Stars, Perth Scorchers, Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder.

Similar to the Indian Premier League, each team is able to sign up to 18 players, unrestricted by traditional state-defined boundaries that other Australian domestic cricket competitions have, with each side also able to sign two overseas-based players on their roster.

Last updated: 6 February, 2018

BBL Articles

Adelaide Strikers win first Big Bash title

Adelaide Strikers win first Big Bash title

by , 4 Feb 2018

A blazing Jake Weatherald ton has delivered the Adelaide Strikers a 25-run win against the Hobart Hurricanes and a breakthrough BBL title.

Big Bash League Final cricket live scores, blog: Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes BBL

Big Bash League Final cricket live scores, blog: Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes BBL

by , 4 Feb 2018 Video

Match result: The Adelaide Strikers have taken their first BBL title in what was ultimately a dominant, comfortable victory, defeating the Hobart Hurricanes by 25 runs at Adelaide Oval.

Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes Big Bash Final preview and prediction

Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes Big Bash Final preview and prediction

by , 4 Feb 2018

The Adelaide Strikers and Hobart Hurricanes both go in search of their maiden BBL title when they clash in the Grand Final at the Adelaide Oval this afternoon. Here is my full preview, as well as The Prophet’s pick.

Three big names released for BBL Final

Three big names released for BBL Final

by , 3 Feb 2018

D’Arcy Short, Travis Head and Alex Carey are free to play in Sunday’s Big Bash League final between Adelaide and Hobart after it was confirmed they will be released from the national Twenty20 camp.

Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades: Big Bash League semi-final cricket live scores, blog

Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades: Big Bash League semi-final cricket live scores, blog

by , 2 Feb 2018 Video

The Adelaide Strikers welcome the Melbourne Renegades to the Adelaide Oval for the second semi-final of this season’s BBL. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match from 7:40pm (AEDT).

Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades live stream: How to watch the Big Bash League semi-final online or on TV; date, venue

Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades live stream: How to watch the Big Bash League semi-final online or on TV; date, venue

by , 2 Feb 2018

The second of the BBL semi-finals heads to the Adelaide Oval as the Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Renegades both push for their first title. This is The Roar‘s guide to streaming the match online and watching it on TV.

My international career is over: Wade

My international career is over: Wade

by , 2 Feb 2018

Australian wicketkeeper Matthew Wade says he has made peace with the fact his international career is over, but he hopes to keep playing on the domestic front for up to five more years.

Second BBL07 semi-final: Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades preview and prediction

Second BBL07 semi-final: Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades preview and prediction

by , 2 Feb 2018

After last night’s shock first semi-final result, where Hobart absolutely thumped Perth at the new stadium, the Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Renegades face off in the second semi for a chance to host the BBL07 Final.

BBL07 finals: Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades preview and prediction

BBL07 finals: Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades preview and prediction

by , 2 Feb 2018

The Adelaide Strikers host the Melbourne Renegades, with the winner earning the right to host the BBL07 grand final, against the Hobart Hurricanes, on Sunday.

First BBL07 semi-final: Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes preview

First BBL07 semi-final: Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes preview

by , 1 Feb 2018

We are at the pointy end of the Big Bash League, with the first semi-final pitting the competition’s most consistent side, the table-topping Perth Scorchers, against one of the competition’s surprise packets in the fourth-placed Hobart Hurricanes.


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The Crowd Says (7)

  • December 26th 2013 @ 9:46pm
    kris said | December 26th 2013 @ 9:46pm | ! Report

    i think that adelaide strikers rule

  • December 30th 2013 @ 3:16pm
    Satwik said | December 30th 2013 @ 3:16pm | ! Report

    will Warner play his next match against Melbourne Stars??

  • February 3rd 2014 @ 10:03pm
    aman said | February 3rd 2014 @ 10:03pm | ! Report

    tommorow big bash playing eleven

  • February 5th 2014 @ 9:59am
    john uhr- henry said | February 5th 2014 @ 9:59am | ! Report

    Good on my home state Tasmania for sticking it up the Vics in their semi final.
    Tasmania although the smallest state in the commonwealth has really come of age since 30 years ago when David Boon and the English coach Jack Simmons came to Tasmania every summer to coach a reasonably young in experienced side who were finding their way into Australian cricket.

    Its always very true how a champion side always beats a team of so called champions, and it has happened again last night..
    I hope the Tassy team can go all the way and win the final and go to the IPL in the future.

    Tasmania has won a string of cricket finals in various years and finals of different descriptions. Good luck to the Tassie boys especially Tim Paine and captain George bailey who himself has done plenty this season. Up yours Eddie and big mouth Shane.

    • January 14th 2017 @ 11:18am
      Bird Dog 58 said | January 14th 2017 @ 11:18am | ! Report

      Hey mate what a fantastic game of t20 with the Hurricanes and the Renegades. But really you have to get that chip of your shoulder about the Vics mate. Love George Bailey and Tim Paine(who should be in the national squad). They are great cricketers but leave poor old Eddie alone.Could say the same about Ponting. When the Hurricanes are going poorly he just sits there and sulks like a little kid thats just gone out first ball.Will be a Scorchers and Stars g/f.Sorry

  • December 18th 2016 @ 8:38am
    David Wood said | December 18th 2016 @ 8:38am | ! Report

    Where do we go to get the final teams for each BBL Match please?

    Not just the squad list, but the match list.

  • December 30th 2016 @ 8:07pm
    Pete said | December 30th 2016 @ 8:07pm | ! Report

    Mark Waugh should tell KP where to go. KP is a disgrace! He should go back to wherever he calls home. How dare he come and criticise the Australian Selection process. If I was Mark I would have taken the phones off and gone home.
    Pete

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